‘Malay Prophet’ nabbed for deviant teachings

dari The Star

SHAH ALAM: The Syariah High Court issued a detention order against self-proclaimed “Rasul Melayu” (Malay Prophet) Abdul Kahar Ahmad for alleged deviant teachings pending a hearing on Oct 7.

Syariah Judge Abu Zaky Mohammad made his ruling on Wednesday after finding Abdul Kahar guilty of failing to appear in court after being first charged at the Syariah High Court here in 2005 for five charges under the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment.

The detention order is only valid for eight days, so the judge fixed Sept 24 for mention to enable the prosecution to apply for an extension of his detention, The Star’s Malay portal mStar reported.

Abdul Kahar, 59, was detained by the Selangor Religious Affairs Department at his house near Sungai Long, Kajang at about 9.45am Wednesday.

He is now being held at the Sungai Buloh Prison.

During Wednesday’s proceedings, Abdul Kahar — who was not represented by any counsel — pleaded for the court to allow him out on bail so that he can celebrate Hari Raya with his family until the hearing date.

The judge did not allow bail.

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